London's Best New Food And Drink Openings In July

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London's Best New Food And Drink Openings In July

Launch dates are liable to get moved about — we've listed details where available but check in with the venues for the latest word on their openings.

Straight outta Copenhagen: Mother pizza. Photo: Lydia Manch

Tuyo, Broadway Market

A new restaurant with Ricardo Pimentel — ex-Salt Yard chef — in the kitchen's good news for Hackney, and they're arriving at just the right time.

The mostly Spanish menu's scattered with influences from further afield — cumin in the aioli, saffron in the cocktails — but the overarching sense is: food to make you feel like you're on holiday in a hot country.

Tuyo, 129A Pritchard’s Road, E2 9AP. Open 17 July.

Tuyo: beach holiday vibes in Broadway Market

Temper City, Bank

Neil Rankin is bringing across some of his winning formula from Temper Soho — open fires, smoking meat — and adding new elements into the mix: inventive riffs on curries, a large menu of gin cocktails, and being open for breakfast service. You don't have to combine all three, but we won't judge if you do.

Temper City, 2 Angel Court, 30 Throgmorton Street, EC2R 7HJ. Open 24 July, with a 50% off soft launch 24 - 29 July.

Expect the same smoking way with meat at Temper City as at its Soho sibling.

Mother, Battersea

100% of our two visits to Copenhagen has seen us drawn like a magnet to Mother, pizza kings of the Vesterbro meatpacking district. It's welcome news that they're finally coming to London, although arguably their small menu of brilliant pizza — peppered with the occasional pasta dish or burrata-heaped antipasti platter — is worth a short-haul flight.

Mother, 2 Arches Lane, SW11 8AB.

Magpie, Mayfair

Alright, this one's slinking across from June's new openings article. The opening might have shifted but excitement about Magpie's still simmering at a constant level. Slightly more in the way of intel's emerged now, with an actual opening date and a menu description of modern British dim sum.

Sister restaurant Pidgin in Hackney is a small beauty of a bistro, running Asian-inspired set menus. There's talk of trolley service, and cocktail and a la carte menus at Magpie, so it can't be that similar to its sibling — but if it comes with half the skill and accomplished calm, it'll be a banger.

Magpie, 10 Heddon Street, W1B 4BX. Open 11 July.

The Long Arm Pub & Brewery, Shoreditch

If a new pub opening amid London's drove of pub closures weren't enough to get excited about, this one's coming with extra reasons to celebrate. Including a new foray into small-batch gin...

From the good folk of the Long Arm Brewery in West Ealing, this is going to be a tank-only, zero-packaging job. Mask your longing for an after-work IPA in the guise of somebody who just wants to, you know, support eco-sustainable drinking.

The Long Arm Pub & Brewery, 26 Worship Street, EC2A 2DX.

Long Arm Brewery: coming to Shoreditch

More July food news

It's all about themed food this month, with more Wimbledon-inspired desserts, 4th of July celebration burgers and Bastille Day offers than you can shake a stick at.

The Independence Day food news we're most excited about includes a meaty slab of the American Dream at Beer + Burger in Willesden Green: the July burger of the month's the Boston Butt, a heap of two beef patties, smoked pork, bacon jam and fennel slaw - and it's on the menu till August.

Fulham soulfood joint Stagolee's is celebrating National Chicken Day on 6 July, with their chicken platters at half price. Nope, we didn't know NCD existed either, but frankly we'd be willing to load up on some of London's best hot chicken and cornbread on a far thinner pretext...

One of the more elaborate Wimbledon food tributes about, The White Onion's launched their summer menu, featuring the Game, Set & Match dessert — a truffle tennis ball, filled with ganache and served on a chocolate and sponge tennis court.

Borough Market are starting Bastille Day celebrations early on 9 July, with an afternoon of French food and petanque, and Pop Brixton are jumping on the Bastille Day bandwagon with an evening of French food and drink stalls and live music.

And in non-themed but good news, the open day at Camden Brewery's new Enfield brewery site is confirmed for 29 July - tickets are free but book ahead.

Last Updated 28 July 2017